This page provides access to reports prepared by the NJTPA that analyze and summarize Census 2000 journey-to-work data for the northern New Jersey region.
County to County Worker Flows - NJTPA Region
NJTPA has completed an analysis of 2000 Census data on daily commutations among the 13 counties in the northern New Jersey region and work trip flows to and from nearby counties in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. The report Census 2000 County-to-County Worker Flow Data for the NJTPA Region is available for download here (PDF 2.2 MB).
Some key findings from Census 2000 include:
- A little more than one out of every two working residents in the NJTPA region, or 53 percent, work in their home county.
One in four residents, or 25 percent, commute to an adjacent county in New Jersey, with nearly all (24 percent) staying in the NJTPA region.
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- About one in ten residents, or 10 percent, commute to New York City, with 8 percent going to Manhattan and two percent going to the outer boroughs.
- About one in eight residents, or 12 percent, commute to a non-adjacent county, with over nine percent staying in the NJTPA region.
- There has been a continued dispersion of work destinations and a lengthening of commutes in all parts of the region over the last two decades.
Analysis of County Profiles for the NJTPA Region
The NJTPA has prepared a summary of the Census Transportation Planning Package 2000 (CTPP 2000) County Profiles for the NJTPA region, released at the end of October 2002. The County Profiles provide basic "journey-to-work" information gathered from the census long form, including household size, vehicle availability, means of transportation to work, and travel time to work. The report Census 2000 County Profiles for the NJTPA Region is available here (html file).
Main conclusions of this analysis include the following:
- Almost three-quarters of all workers in the NJTPA region continued to drive alone to work between 1990 and 2000, similar to the national trend.
- Carpooling in the region has continued to decrease, similar to the national trend.
- Biking and walking to work has decreased, similar to the national trend.
- Working at home has increased, similar to the national trend.
- Commuting in the region via public transportation has appeared to increase slightly, unlike the national trend, which has seen a decrease in this mode share.
- Vehicle ownership in the region has decreased very slightly, unlike the national trend, which has seen an increase in vehicles available per household.
- Travel times have increased, similar to national trend.